DSM implements CRedit360 to professionalise Planet Reporting

  DSM implements CRedit360 to professionalise Planet Reporting

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, England & CHICAGO -- October 25, 2012

The science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials has
selected and implemented credit360's sustainability data management system to
gather, analyse and communicate company-wide environmental data.

Sustainability is an important and integral part of the DSM Strategy. KPIs on
energy efficiency and greenhouse gases are at the highest level in the
organisation. Environmental data, so called 'Planet Data', have been part of
the DSM People, Planet, Profit (Triple P) Report since the early 1990s. Over
the past two years, this information has been presented together with
financial data in the company's integrated annual report, underlining DSM's
commitment to sustainability performance.

credit360's web based sustainability solution is being implemented across the
entire DSM business to collect data from over 110 sites in over 40 countries.
Environmental data are gathered right down at the production line level to
distinguish between multiple business groups operating in a single site. The
credit360 system aggregates this data for efficient reporting by either
geography or business group.

DSM's carbon footprint will be calculated using credit360's Carbon Disclosure
Project (Gold Standard) accredited system, which includes a library of
emission factors and also provides the flexibility to maintain company
specific factors down at the individual site level where required.

Increasingly, companies are seeking to professionalise their sustainability
data management by moving away from resource intensive and error-prone Excel
processes to specialist software solutions. It's a confusing marketplace for
potential buyers of sustainability software, with familiar (big) software
brands and smaller, heavily funded start-ups. credit360 sets itself apart with
heritage and specialism. Mark Shields, Managing Director of credit360, notes,
"We specialise in sustainability software, and most of the team have worked in
this field for many years; in short, we understand the issues, and this helps
us understand our clients. We believe this is why over 30 companies selected
credit360 in the past year alone."

ENDS

About CRedit360

credit360 is a specialist provider of sustainability software, with offices in
the UK, USA, Australia and China. Founded in 2002 by a group of sustainability
professionals and an innovative UK IT company, credit360 has developed
software from the ground up to handle the complexities of managing
sustainability data. We maintain strong client relationships and manage every
aspect of product development and support with in-house technical teams and
sustainability experts.

credit360’s mission is to help companies incrementally manage the full
spectrum of sustainability issues in a single system. Companies aren’t limited
to single issues, so neither is credit360. Supply Chain, Energy and Carbon,
CSR, EHS, Compliance – we provide our clients with a 360 degree view of their
sustainability performance.

More information is available on www.credit360.com

Contact:

credit360
Jeremy Fenderson
+1-312-884-9896 or +44-1223-237-200
Jeremy.Fenderson@credit360.com